If we believe that the Lord’s return is foundational to understanding history and not just the crazed notions of a lunatic fringe, we will need to be mindful of what is coming.
When manufacturers discover that their product may be defective, they recall it so they can replace the part that is not working properly. Sometimes our theology and doctrines don’t work properly, so we hold them at arm’s length. We need a recall on our beliefs when they fail to meet the manufacturer’s requirements.
If your ideas about the End Times come mostly from Christian television or social media, may I suggest that there is a recall? You need to go back and study the Scriptures for yourself. See what the manufacturer has specified.
We are a people that live our lives in one direction. We are forward thinkers who anticipate the Kingdom of God being fully realized in a renovated planet. We join all the generations that have preceded us in the hope of resurrection and judgment.
John wrote that this hope has a cleansing effect on us.
Have you held this truth at arm’s length? It is time to hug the truth and let it sink deep into your heart.